"The position of those who have been called of God to labor in word and doctrine for the upbuilding of His church, is one of grave responsibility. In Christ's stead they are to beseech men and women to be reconciled to God, and they can fulfill their mission only as they receive wisdom and power from above."


a. Principle Focus (review)

Clarity--the state or quality of being very clear on who you are, what your task is, and why you do what you do.

b. Scriptural Foundation (study)

In 1 Timothy 1 Paul, after comparing himself with God's standard, reveals a clear and penetrating, even uncomplimentary, view of himself, yet he concedes that he is useful to God because of His grace.

c. Behavior Outcomes (model)

  • Because I asked and truly desire it, God allows me to see my weakness and dependence on Him for correction and subsequent good outcomes.
  • I see myself as an instrument used of God instead of using the ministry for my our self-service.

d. Personal Assessment (evaluate)

How satisfied am I with the development of this characteristic in my ministry? (Circle one.)

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e. Action Plan (implement)

What will I do to increase my effectiveness in this area? (Write your intentions.)


"Lord, give me an honest view of who I am that I might have an true picture of my condition. But don't leave me there lest that insight overwhelm me. Subsequently, let me see what I am and can become through Your power and providence.